Design and Planning
After a long process, which included removing the older double-wide (see video), planning, and permitting, we broke ground in mid-November 2012 on a new waterfront income property on Jamestown Beach, in Sequim Washington.
The new two bedroom, two bathroom beach home, designed by Michael Gentry will be framed and built by DelaBarre Construction Port Angeles, Washington. The finish work will be handled by yours truly, with help from with whatever skilled “barn raising” friends and neighbors I can recruit.
Michael Gentry has designed a number of Northwest and Native inspired homes and business on the Olympic Peninsula.
The new home is located on the footprint of the older double-wide, which, as many may of you know, was on a spectacular piece of property directly on the shoreline of the strait of Juan de Fuca.
Here is the sketch of the new home:
The new building will not look exactly like the sketch above. For one, it will sit a bit higher (12″) off the ground, on a unique foundation. Eleven deep steel pilings will anchor the corners of an over-sized concrete perimeter foundation, allowing the home to float over any erosion related events…which do happen, but quite rarely, in this area.